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8K River Day

Also offered: 5K, 1 Mile Fun Run, and a Virtual Run!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Join Us!

8K River Day offers 8K and 5K options along a beautiful, scenic, flat course along the St. John's River in Orange Park. It's a great training race for the Gate, with music along the race course and a fun runner's village at the finish line. Bring the kids for the one mile fun run, and stay to enjoy the beautiful weather, music, and food trucks at the finish line.

This year's 8K River Day is Saturday, February 18, 2017. Proceeds benefit Grace Episcopal Day School, an independent school for children in Pre-K 3 through 8th grade.


Sorry, there are absolutely no refunds!

  8K, 5K, Virtual Run
1 Mile
Through February 10th $25 $12
February 11th - February 17th $30 $12
Day of Race $35 $12

Discounted Entry:

» Youth Discount: 12 and under receive a $5 discount on the 8K or 5K event. Enter code below when registering online for your discount:


» There is a $2.00 discount if you own your own chip, but chip number must be entered during registration process.

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» Click Here to Register Online

Online registration closes the day prior to the beginning of packet pickup. After online registration closes, you can still register in any 1st Place Sports store or on Race day.

In person:

You can register at any of our 1st Place Sports stores on our instore computers.

Registration Search

Search registrations to confirm your registration status:

In-store Registration Search: Click here

Online Registration Search: Click here

Packet Pickup

Packets will be available for pick up at your selected 1st Place Sports location on Friday, February 17th from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM. All remaining packets will be moved to the race site for raceday pick up beginning an hour before the race.

Baymeadows Store: 3931 Baymeadows Road, Jax, FL 32217
Orange Park Store: 2186 Park Avenue, Orange Park, FL 32073

Race Timing

The race will be timed using the MyLaps Timing Chip System (chip must be worn on your shoe during the race). Your entry fee covers the cost of the chip rental. If you have your own chip, you need to enter your chip number on the entry form, and deduct $2.00 from the entry fee. You must cross the timing mats to be included in the results. Do not wear your personal chip if you sign up on raceday!


8k and 5k finishers will receive a finisher medal. For the 8K, awards will be presented to the top three men and women overall, first master’s male and female overall, and the top three in each of the following male and female age groups: 10 & under, 11-13, 14-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+. There are no awards for the 5K.

Virtual Run

Virtual runners will be sent a race number and finisher medal. Race event shirts are an additional $10.00


The 8K and 5K race will begin and end at Grace Episcopal Day School at the corner of Kingsley and Reed streets in Orange Park. The course will continue to River Road then proceed north. The 5K will have a turnaround while the 8K will continue north for an additional distance before turning around to finish at Grace Episcopal Day School.


Parking is available in surrounding areas and shopping centers.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Click here for the Sponsorship Package!